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Toni Kroos to Reportedly Announce His Retirement From German National Team Following Euro 2020 Exit

Arjun Singh Devgan
Toni Kroos is set to announce his retirement from German national team
Toni Kroos is set to announce his retirement from German national team / Frank Augstein - Pool/Getty Images
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Germany and Real Madrid midfielder, Toni Kroos is reportedly set to announce his retirement from the national team following Die Mannschaft's exit at the hands of England in the round of 16 stage of the ongoing 2020 European Championship.

According to Bild, the 31-year-old is all set to hang up his boots at least on the international stage and will bow out from future contention for national team selection, which means that his last game would be the England loss.

Kroos has made 106 appearances for Germany so far, which makes him the country's seventh most capped player, tied with former Bayern Munich team-mate, Thomas Müller. He has played one game more than 1990 World Cup winner, Jürgen Kohler (105) and has two caps less than former German national team coach, Jürgen Klinsmann (108).

In his 12 years with the German national team, the midfielder has scored 17 goals and played a key role in their 2014 World Cup triumph. In addition to that, he has been part of his national team's squad for the 2016 European Championship and their disappointing 2018 World Cup campaign.

Kroos played every minute of Germany’s four games at Euro 2020, and his retirement will come as a blow considering that he is 31-years-old and still has a lot to give his country in terms of ability, presence and leadership on the pitch.

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